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Benefits Managers analyze, design, and administer employee benefits programs for a company. Their resumes highlight such skills as conducting new hire benefit orientations, counseling employees regarding eligibility and benefit plan coverage, ensuring the benefits website is up to date, and managing all new implementations and testing with regards to benefits and new systems. Example resumes show that Benefits Managers must hold bachelor's degrees in human resources, business administration or a related field to be considered for this position.

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Benefits Manager

Directed benefits administration for 18,000 salaried and hourly employees, both union and non-union. Coordinated open enrollment process for health and welfare plans. Performed vendor management. Planned and managed several high-profile national projects to improve benefits programs, including new pension provider, pension statements for salaried employees, and retiree medical vendor reconciliation initiative.

  • Improved efficiency by centralizing disability and FMLA administration with third party. Recognized for completing complex project that involved several different states and laws.
  • Spearheaded RFP process to identify potential pension administration outsourcing candidates for program with approximately 60,000 active, retired, and term vested participants.
  • Led special project to clean benefit data and create all statements, plus calculate benefits, to support enterprise-level benefit program upgrade.
  • Directed conversion of electronic vendor interfaces to formats that were HIPAA compliant.
  • Coordinated program to implement new cash balance plan as option to existing defined benefit final average pay formula for pension calculation.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Master of Arts
2

Benefits Manager

Automated key in-force reports used to verify claims/premiums billed by vendors.

  • Key contributions to redesign of health and welfare benefits plans to mitigate risk of inappropriate funding and ensure accurate reporting.
  • Prepared/maintained budgets, forecasts and variance analyses for $400M in employee benefit plans.
  • Reduced expenses by $25 million through active pursuit of plan reimbursement and diligent vendor expense management.
  • Managed benefit plan audits in excess of $15 billion of assets, including preparation of audited GAAP financial statements and government regulatory form 5500 filings.
  • Coordinated the implementation of new benefit programs ensuring they were current and competitive.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Business Management And Finance
3

Benefits Manager

Planned and directed implementation and administration of employee benefit programs for 3 companies - 800+ employees; call centers in 5 states

  • Analyzed and evaluated services, coverage and options available through insurance and investment companies to determine programs best meeting needs of organization
  • Processed monthly billings from insurance providers; reviewed for accuracy, codes and payment
  • Managed annual open enrollment period during 4th quarter, prepared all communication
  • Maintained benefit/401k files
  • Supervised Benefits Specialist
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Generalist Program
AA
Business And Office Technology
BS
Bachelor of Science
4

Benefits Manager

A luxury brand in the home furnishings marketplace with over 200 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Outsourced benefits administration, revised HRIS process manual and Leave of Absence policy resulting in a cost saving of $25,000 annually.
  • Accountable for creation, transfer and resolution of electronic files related to enrollment and participation in benefit and retirement plans.
  • Improved employee options for medical and dental benefit plans saving […] annually.
  • Reduced employer cost of 401(k) plan by $28,000 while simultaneously improving employee investment options.
  • Recovered $75,000 in annual premiums from audit of medical plans for late terminated employees.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Geography
5

Hr/benefits Manager

Managed team that advised 125+ HR Managers and Benefit Coordinators nationwide on healthcare benefits, HR policy and PeopleSoft.

  • Developed and evolved the department's mission, workflows and structure while continuously improving processes in an ever changing environment.
  • Developed and executed marketing and education strategies that enhanced understanding of the company's benefits programs and plans.
  • Developed and delivered on-going training for HR/Benefit Coordinators to better serve their employees.
  • Key member of implementation team and rollout of PeopleSoft nationwide.
  • Team designed and delivered 35+ yearly employee benefit meetings for on-going acquisitions.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Communications / Public Relations
6

Benefits Manager

Worked closely with Benefit Broker to enhance group benefit programs to meet financial/morale goals

  • Administered, processed, maintained company benefit programs including health & welfare plans, short and long-term disability, worker's compensation, 401k, Flex Spending Accounts, COBRA, leaves of absence
  • Conducted benefit overview during new hire orientation
  • Managed vendor relationships
  • Reconciled and processed vendor invoices ensuring payroll data accuracy
  • Coordinated annual open enrollment process and employee health fair
  • Resolved data issues related to eligibility and enrollment
  • Assisted employees during leaves of absence; FMLA, Workers Comp, Disability
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
Basics Of Employee Health & Welfare Benefits
7

Sr. Benefits Manager

Interim Sr. Benefits Manager for North America reporting to Sr. Vice President, HR

  • Managed Benefits Open Enrollment (OE) working with Longfellow Benefits Consultants.
  • Manager all OE Communications working with Spitfire Communications and Monster's Internal Communications group after drafting many of the materials.
  • Participated as team member for Oracle OE Set-up and Testing.
  • Prepared monthly benefits budget analysis and worked with Finance to develop 2013 annual and monthly forecast.
  • Oversaw and periodically audited benefit vendor payments and approved the use of 401(k) forfeitures for consulting and other related fees.
  • Planned and participated in the quarterly Executive Savings Plan Committee meetings.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Business Administration
BS
Finance
8

Benefits Manager

Managed a team of benefit specialists, supporting over 1,000 employees in two industries, across multiple domestic locations. Managed the company's health and welfare benefit programs; and also managed the retirement savings plans for both union and non-union employees. Managed the open enrollment process for all benefits, including presentations and communication to employees, and oversaw the assimilation of approximately 300 employees from a recently acquired company, onto CVR Energy's health and welfare and retirement plan benefit offerings, working closely with the Legal Department and the two 401(k) vendors, to seamlessly handle the merger of four 401(k) plans, into two retirement savings plan.

  • Oversaw the 401(k) and retirement/savings plans, managed vendor performance, ensured compliance by meeting reporting and disclosure requirements, and managed internal and external audits
  • Spearheaded meetings with insurance carriers and financial institutions for administration of benefits programs
  • Assisted with writing the Summary Plan Descriptions, filing Form 5500's, administering plans in compliance with ERISA and other government regulations, and maintained necessary benefit records and files
  • Led benefits communication, benefits policy development and administration, life, health, and disability insurance, and related retirement programs
  • Partnered with and managed relationships with benefits brokers, carriers, vendors and subject matter experts ensuring delivery of high quality programs in accordance with industry best practices and legal compliance
  • Responded to and resolved a variety of escalated benefit issues. Kept abreast of industry and market trends, benefits related technology, labor law, and healthcare reform initiatives
  • Tracked, monitored and analyzed health claims and benefit plan costs and trends
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
MA
Master of Arts
9

Benefits Manager

Managed overall administration of benefits including medical, dental, life and 401(k) for a multi-site company with approximately 4,000 benefit eligible employees.

  • Managed and coordinated open enrollment with Human Resources Representatives and broker.
  • Researched and analyzed healthcare costs, trends and issues and report to Senior Management.
  • Designed, implemented and delivered annual Human Resource Representative educational conferences.
  • Produced quarterly benefits newsletter and updated benefits manual.
  • Maintained benefit tables in ADP Payroll System.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Human Resources Management
10

Benefits Manager

Managed, directed and reviewed the benefits, retirement and wellness programs at the [company name] (approx. 700 employees). Plans included: self-funded medical, self-funded dental, fully insured vision, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, basic life and AD&D, long term disability, TMRS (Texas Municipal Retirement System), 457 deferred compensation retirement plan.

  • Responsible for the self-funded retiree health care program and Medicare supplement program. Maintained retiree payments and eligibility. Assisted with annual retirement meetings.
  • Administered COBRA: including initial mailings, tracking of current participant's eligibility and payments.
  • Reviewed and managed the contracts with the insurance vendors. Responsible for payments to the vendors.
  • Assisted with the compensation plans. Conducted salary surveys on an annual basis.
  • Daily responsibilities included: on-going benefits administration, marketing and annual renewal of the benefit plans, annual open enrollment.
  • Conducted employee benefits and enrollment meetings on a bi-weekly basis. Conducted the new hire orientation on a monthly basis.
  • Mediated between benefit providers and employees by assisting with any employee related insurance issue.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Business

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